Oral care is essential to maintain healthy teeth, gums and even overall health. If you do not maintain oral hygiene, you are susceptible to halitosis (bad breath), gingivitis (gum inflammation), plaque formation, tartar or calculus, cankers, cold sores, dry mouth, thrush and even oral cancer.
Oral hygiene includes daily brushing, flossing and rinsing with mouthwash. Dental creams, fluoride-based toothpaste and mint flavour mouthwashes are basic products that you need to keep your oral cavity clean and fresh. You may require cold sore patches, mouth ulcer cream and lip balms to overcome cankers and sores, dry mouth and oral ulcers. At Pharmacy Outlet, you will come across a broad selection of oral care products that are therapeutically tested and proven.
The painful sores that appear in your oral cavity are mouth ulcers. They are quite uncomfortable, but they are usually harmless and subside within a week or two. Mouth ulcers are common seen as red and round sores on the tongue, lips and inside the cheek. You can treat mouth ulcers at home with over-the-counter medicines. Speak to your GP if they fail to subside even after proper home care.
You need certain types of mouth ulcer treatment. Talk to your doctor about the best and suitable treatment. To heal and prevent the mouth ulcer, you require antimicrobial mouthwash that contains chlorexidine gluconate. Over-the-counter painkillers are also available in the form of mouthwash, gel, spray and lozenge. They may sting initially and then make your mouth feel numb for a short period of time. Corticosteroid lozenges help reduce pain and enhance recovery. You can buy these medicated mouth ulcer products through Pharmacy Outlet.
Oral thrush, also called oral candidiasis, is a fungal infection of the mucus membrane of the mouth. It is caused by Candida Albicans, which is a fungus. Normally, it is present in your mouth, but overgrowth can increase the risk of infection. Oral thrush usually affects your tongue and inner cheeks. The eruptions appear like white lesions. Sometimes it is more severe and difficult to manage.
The aim is to stop the spreading of fungus. Oral and topical antifungal medicines are prescribed to treat oral thrush. Antifungal medicines are available in the form of lozenges, liquid and tablets. You can acquire medicines that help treat oral thrush. At the same time, you can find ways to improve your immune system.
Gingivitis is a milder form of periodontal disease or gum disease that causes redness, itching and swelling of gums. Inflammation of gum can be so mild that you may not be aware of the condition. It is imperative to take this gum disease seriously and manage it instantly. Gingivitis can lead to serious periodontitis that can cause tooth loss. Poor oral hygiene is the chief cause of gingivitis.
Daily brushing, flossing and regular dental check-up help prevent gingivitis. Along with brushing and flossing, you need medicated mouthwash to keep your oral cavity free from bacteria, plaque formation and infection. You can buy mouthwash and dental gel to treat gingivitis at Pharmacy Outlet.
A lost filling is often a painful experience. Fillings may fall out due to a number of reasons, which include improper setup and tooth decay. Decay around the older fillings can cause filling lost. When you experience toothache due to lost filling, you need something that stops your pain, irrespective of the cause. A filling is an artificial substance that is used to substitute the decayed enamel of tooth. When filling is lost, pressure, food or other substances may affect your sensitive nerves, causing pain.
The first thing you should do is contact a dentist when a filling is lost, so that he/she can replace it. Meanwhile, you can help reduce toothache with over-the-counter painkillers. For instant relief, rinse your mouth with warm water. Topical analgesic like Eugenol is quite beneficial in treating tooth pain caused by lost fillings. It is available over-the-counter at most of the local and online pharmacies.
Cold sores, commonly known as fever blisters, are tiny sores that are found on the face or inside the oral cavity. Cold sores case pain, burning and itching prior to bursting and crust formation. You may even find them on your lips, chin, cheek, and even inside the nostrils. Herpes simplex viruses are the main cause of cold sores. This condition is quite common and it is incurable.
When cold sores trouble you, you can control the pain and enhance healing with antiviral creams or ointments such as Denavir (Penciclovir). Antiviral ointments are the most effective way to treat cold sores. You need to apply them at least four or five times a day. In advanced cases, you may require a course of oral antiviral medicines. At Pharmacy Outlet, you can buy over-the-counter medicines for treating cold sores.
Saliva plays an important role in keeping your mouth healthy. If you have a dry mouth, you may experience a number of other problems too, such as:
There are simple measures you can try to help keep your mouth moist. For example, it may help to:
Saliva substitutes and stimulants
If the measures above don’t help, we would suggest using an artificial saliva substitute to keep your mouth moist. Use it as often as you need to, including before and during meals.
Sore throats are very common and usually nothing to worry about. They normally get better within a week.
Most are caused by minor illnesses such as colds or flu and can be treated at home.